You are warmly invited to a special monastic led Day of Mindfulness for Families. This is a chance to have a restful and refreshing day, enjoying the simple pleasures of being truly present for one another in a relaxed community setting.
The day will be led by Plum Village Monastic Dharma Teachers.
Sr Kinh Nghiem also known as “Sister Reverence” has been trained directly with Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh as his attendant in Plum Village, France, and assisted him on his teaching tours around the world. She has been a senior Teacher at Deer Park Monastery, California for the last 8 years.
Br Phap Linh also known as Brother Spirit, is a musician and seeker. He has composed many of the community’s most beloved chants, and is also pioneering Plum Village’s “yogi and scientist” retreats, exploring how the wisdom of mindfulness and neuroscience can lead to paths of healing.
Sister Hien Nghiem is a passionate advocate of engaged Buddhism and community building. Also known as “Sister Dedication”, she devotes her time and energy to finding creative ways to apply ancient Buddhist wisdom to the challenges of our time.
The day will begin with a short introductory teaching for the whole family, after which parents & children will split up. The children will have mindful play and games with the monastics, while parents can enjoy a meditation and Q&A. The children will have a chance to learn how to breathe with the bell, and how to recognize and breathe with difficult emotions. There will be a mindful potluck meal altogether with the children, followed by a relaxation. In the afternoon the parents will have a Dharma Sharing while the children continue their mindful play.
In the afternoon we will go to enjoy walking meditation in the park.
Centre 151, 151 Whiston Rd, London E2 8BL
Please arrive from 09:30 - 09:45. We'll start promptly at 10am. Arriving later may mean waiting in reception till a break in the session. The day ends at 4pm.
Please bring a vegetarian (ideally vegan) personal meal.